Category Archives: Donald Trump

Why stop at Trump’s food-in-a-box plan? Here are some other horrible ideas the White House might consider

By Robert Mann Politico reported the other day: The Trump administration is proposing to save billions in the coming years by giving low-income families a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month instead of food stamps. White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney … Continue reading

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Why Louisiana’s GOP congressional delegation won’t condemn the Racist in Chief

By Robert Mann Perhaps you have noticed not one Republican member of Louisiana’s congressional delegation condemned Donald Trump for his racist remarks about immigrants. I know, Trump’s vulgar slur surprised no one. This kind of thing is routine. And it’s … Continue reading

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Some shocking news for Republicans: Ronald Reagan wasn’t a racist on immigration

By Robert Mann There was once a prominent liberal Democrat — he would one day become president — who embraced a big, broad belief in the American dream that too many of today’s political leaders reject. This future president said … Continue reading

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My resolutions for 2017 (or, How I plan to survive another year of Donald Trump)

By Robert Mann Although I have never been one for New Year’s resolutions, 2018 feels different: I’ll turn 60 this year. Our son and daughter will graduate high school in May and head off to college in the fall. We’ll … Continue reading

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The Good, Bad and Ugly in Louisiana Politics, 2017

By Robert Mann “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”  — Jonathan Swift It was a year that shame forgot. Sure, that might describe most years in Louisiana politics, but events … Continue reading

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Christianity’s poverty of Christ

By Robert Mann Let the historians explain how evangelical Christians lost their way, but it’s a sad fact that a large, influential segment of a major faith is unmoored from its foundational, scriptural teachings. I’m talking about those evangelicals who … Continue reading

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The Mother of All ‘Conspiracy Theories’

By Cyril Vetter Since around the late 1990s, a Russian “academic,” Igor Panarin has been forecasting the breakup of the United States. His thesis is that mass immigration, economic decline and “moral degradation” will trigger a second Civil War. The … Continue reading

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